Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Week 4 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On TV This Summer

Summer has started but there are still sitcom airings, new and repeats. We will be back with our normal weekly ratings report with the first four nights numbers and analysis in the fall, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did all summer long! Here are our summer ratings:

Summer Week 4 (June 17-23) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of June 10-16)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A summer repeat at 8pm did 2.43 million and a 1.14 18-49 rating, which is up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did only 1.36 million and a 0.60 18-49 rating, down about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - An encore airing at 8:30pm did 1.97 million and a 0.95 18-49 rating, just about on par in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9 posted 2.48 million and a 1.23 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. A second repeat at 9:30pm followed with 2.64 million and a 1.20 18-49 rating, that is down about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. NBA Finals clearly affected the Fox comedy encores again.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30pm did 1.55 million and a 0.72 18-49 rating, down about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 3.52 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - A repeat at 8pm did 1.73 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, again down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Goodwin Games (Fox) - A brand new episode at 8:30pm did only 1.39 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 for a series low.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat did 4.14 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, back down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did only 1.15 million and just a 0.5 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. It doesn't repeat well for an anchor at all.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) 2 airings - 4.32 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9:30, back down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.  A repeat earlier in the night at 8:30pm did 3.78 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Anger Management (Fox) - A repeat on Fox, did 1.28 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week's new episode.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A summer repeat did 3.88 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. First time it went down this summer.
  • Family Tools (ABC) - A new episode at 8:30pm did 3.62 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 4.25 million and a 1.2 rating, on par in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • How To Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (ABC) - A new episode at 9:30pm did 3.35 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week for a new series low.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 7.66 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, down five tenths in 18-49 from previous week as it was affected by game 7 of the NBA Finals.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 5.8 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, which is down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Office (NBC) - A one-hour repeat at 9 did just 1.36 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 week-to-week when it was a half-hour. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 2.13 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. A second repeat followed at 8:30 with 1.66 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating.
Friday Sitcoms
  • None.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Modern Family, were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls) or just plain old terrible (such as repeats of New Girl and a new airing of The Goodwin Games).



Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on TV this summer. Some highlights include: Mondays at 8:30pm on Fox will be original episodes of The Goodwin Games at 8:30pm. ABC has original episodes of Family Tools on Wednesdays at 8:30pm and the finale of How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) this Wednesdays at 9:30pm. Week five of the new season for hilarious cable sitcoms Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy is this Wednesday beginning at 8pm on ABC Family. TV Land has week two of the summer season of Hot in Cleveland this Wednesday at 10pm, followed by new episodes of The Exes at 10:30pm and The Soul Man at 11pm only on TV Land. BET will return with the second half of the season of The Game on Tuesday, July 2 at 10pm. TBS airs Sullivan & Son Thursdays at 10, with week three this Thursday. Nick at Nite has the Scott Baio sitcom See Dad Run every Sunday at 8pm, while Wendell & Vinnie airs Thursdays at 8:30pm. FX's Charlie Sheen sitcom Anger Management airs Thursdays at 9:30pm. New sitcom airings are the perfect way to beat the summer blues! Look for our daily rundown of what sitcoms are airing each night every day at the bottom of the blog story so you don't miss anything!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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